Today is a special day. A day when chipmunks giggle more than usual, champagne bubbles float through the air, and mustache glasses sparkle like bare-chested vampires in a sunlit meadow.
It’s Jules’ birthday! Go, Jules, GO!
I met Jules right here on the blogs. We went from virtual friends to real life friends quickly, bonding over a mutual love of avocado egg rolls, writing and beer.
To honor her on the occasion of her birth (and to commemorate the end of National Poetry Month) her blogging buddies and I composed Jules-themed haikus (remember writing those simple, three line poems in elementary school?).
I’m raising my champagne glass and donning my blinged-out mustache glasses just for you, Jules! Let’s party!
Between chipmunk cheeks
Mouth wishes happy day ‘neath
Cool mustache glasses
Happy, happy birthday to the ever-delightful Jules ❤
~Nicki from The Middlest Sister
Bacon, Booze and Gifts
Happy, Happy Day to You!
Can I have some cake?
Chipmunks Dance and Sing
This is the day Jules arrived
To love them with Verve
Uncle Jesse lives
Through your pooch and John Stamos
Whoa, don’t touch the hair
I am horrible
At writing haikus for Jules
Points for the attempt?
bleaching her mustache
for strangers and three husbands
bacon and wine joy
~Renzzzzz from Renée Schuls-Jacobson’s Blog
Pink bubbles spring forth
another year dances by
Raise a glass to Jules
Bringing sexy back
Blonde ambition and chipmunks
Vodka drinks and pie
(forgetting my next line now)
JT on my brain
I’m on a payphone
Trying to call sweet Adam
Tattoos and ripped abs
Justin, Adam, Me
Holding pink champagne up high
Bubbly birthday cheers.
Happy 29th birthday, JD!!
~Darla from She’s A Maineiac
Hey there birthday queen
Don’t weigh yourself down with cake
Pour those glasses full
Still close to thirty
But forty will be here soon
Better have a drink
~Andrea from Maybe It’s Just Me
summer sunshine smile
singing angel’s voice, hey wait
is that a mustache?
~”Debbie” from Hippie Cahier
Little did she know,
Chipmunks regarded her as
Their own blog mascot.
~Emily from The Waiting
~Angie from Childhood Relived
I buy you champagne
I buy you cheese and bacon
No more mustaches.
I’ve seen you naked.
I must say “Whoa, Go Jules Go!”
Love, your first husband.
~The Venerable Peppermeister from PEPPERMEISTER!
No longer jailbait
Happy Birthday blogger bud
I’ll bring the vodka
~The Hedonist over at The Food and Wine Hedonist
Bacon and vodka,
Birthday party revelry.
Chipmunks leap and dance.
~Peg from Peg-o-Leg’s Ramblings
Kiddie-pool of booze.
Uncle Jesse in ‘stache-specs.
Birthday: Done up right.
Singer; a new promotion.
Well, so far so good.
Is your birthday mine?
Happy day, doppelganger!
(Now, who’s dress is this?)
~B-Man of The Byronic Man
Vingt piasses dans mes poches
Je chasse, je cherche l’avantage
C’est crissement génial.
~Le Clown from A Clown on Fire
Introducing Babs, Jules’ mom and expert fitted sheet folder. . .
Holy chipmunk shiz!!!
Someone please pass the tissues
…I spilled my Champagne.
But seriously. This is -without a doubt- one of the sweetest things anyone (anyones) has ever done for me — and I’m lucky to say, that’s REALLY saying something.
THANK YOU. Excuse me while I go read this 10,000 more times and
crymop up champagne drops of happiness.
You’re the birthday girl
It’s ok that you did not
Comment in haiku.
P.S. Happy birthday to you and big cheers to Rachel for such a great gift and to Peppermeister for writing the funniest first line of a haiku ever, and to Babs for starting you off right with a Care Bears lunch box. 🙂
Oh Debbie, Debbie…
Words cannot express my joy.
But I’ll keep trying.
Thanks, “Debbie”! It was such fun. Thanks for contributing!
You are so welcome
We had fun writing haikus
Don’t waste a drop more champagne! Drink up – it’s your birthday!!
Wow, Rachel. What a wonderful, funny tribute! (Guess I should hope Thing 1 and Thing 2 don’t get jealous?) Thank you!!
Thank YOU for the photos and the haiku! Oh, and for creating an amazing person.
Yeah, thanks for sharing that great photo where Jules was getting ready to barf on you.
I won’t be hatin’,
Even though you shared that pic;
Revenge is a b*tch.
Happy happy birthday, Miss JD!! I raise my glass to you.
I wish you gals were here right now. There is all kinds of inappropriate drinking / feasting going on.
My heart is so full.
Oh wait that is my stomach.
Better pace myself.
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Oh Jules. Only for you do I whip out the haikus. (That’s what I call my breasts. I like to celebrate in my own way, thanks!).
That may be the best euphemism I’ve ever heard.
I was just telling DarlyPants I wish you ladies were here. For the first time ever, I might have enough champagne (and Trader Joe’s croissants) to share!
Top on or topless,
I’ll take you any which way.
Plural marriage, eh?
HAHA!! This is all kinds of awesome.
I will never look at a haiku the same way again, Misty.
Calling boobs haiku
Partying lawyer and friend
That’s Misty for you
My babies say HI
To Jules and her gay doodle
You still rock says don.
Lol, is that a Haiku?? Anyway, Jules, you’re one of the best and a sweetheart to boot. Thanks for being my blogging pal. Seeing that you have thousands doesn’t cheapen it at all for me!
Through so many mugs,
I spot one foul-mouthed Super Fan
Redeeming his taste.
Happy, happy day Miss Jules! You’re a breath of fresh air around the blogosphere and I’m delighted to call you friend.
Thanks for putting this together Rachel. But writing a haiku was hard. Really, really hard. When I took social studies we studied socials, so I don’t know nothing about poetry.
You have a chipmunk.
You have a chipmunk at work.
I love you, Peggles.
Wrote haiku after haiku
Social studies was easy
(I believe we were learning about Japan. It all makes sense now.)
Rachel, you are the best a friend could ever ask for. What an inspiring compilation of haikus! Here’s mine, late in usual fashion.
friends to be treasured
are friends who collect haiku
for saucy chipmunks
Jules, Rachel — May your friendship continue to climb to new heights in the coming years. We look forward to your future antics and expect clever posts when you do. Cheers, girls!
I love all haikus,
Any time of day or night.
I’m easy like that.
Thank you so much, Shannon – I could not agree more! My mind has officially been blown.
So sweet of you to say, Shannon. And your haiku was great too!
Missing your posts, but I’m sure your garden and house reno is taking up a lot of your time. Can’t wait to “see” your garden soon.
I have so very many more comments, I don’t know where to begin. Did you make all of these pics, Rachey Poo?! In PowerPoint?! Oh, have mercy. I need to sit down.
I made the Babs haiku one and the one with you and B-Man’s dress (I stole it from your blog and I hope that’s okay). I did it on Pic Monkey – picmonkey.com.
I had so much fun looking at your adorable face and Care Bear lunchbox!
Everyone else submitted their own pics, including an EPIC powerpoint done by the masterful DP.
Oh and I made the one for Angie too. You may recognize the photo. She’s adorbs.
I like how Darla said she lost her train of thought in her haiku, because that’s what happened to me when I looked at that picture she made.
I overuse “epic”, but really. This is epic.
Ha! I was just telling D last night that this post was going to be EPIC. I like to be right.
My brain went into this weird overdrive mode when I first read the post, where I genuinely couldn’t absorb it all. Like some of the words just wouldn’t process. Too much awesomeness. I STILL haven’t absorbed it all.
You are my hero.
I’m blushing! I’m so glad you love it, Jules!
I was shocked how hard the haikus were. “Uncle Jesse” “‘stache-glasses” “chipmunk enthusiast” all these multi-syllabic words taking up valuable real estate!
Rache makes them look so easy, but I’d say you held your own, B! Seriously. You had me at ‘kiddie pool.’
And the dress is mine.
I have just realized
My replies lacked proper form.
There that’s much better.
Looks good in a dress,
Writes haikus like a bad ass
B-man never fails
The Coolest Blogger
Happy Birthday, Chipmunk Jules
Chocolate Bacon Rules
Your comments are gold,
Much like solid friendships are.
Get what I’m saying?
Look how loved you are! Meanwhile no one TOLD me we could have multiple verses in our haikus! OMG! I would have gone on and on about how you are the most generous basket maker, and yet I still have no ‘stache glasses.
Why not in the box?
Happy b’day, darling! Hope the celebration goes on and on.
You must love me less.
Your haiku was very short.
I’m hurt, really hurt.
This was more fun than a sack of drunken squirrels.
I was JUST saying that to Rachel.
What is a haiku? That should’ve been my first line since that was my response to Rachel who was awesome enough to do this…what a thoughtful friend! It turned out smashing.
Happy birthday, Jules! Hope you’re too drunk to read this.
Do I get extra points for remembering you used to have side ponies in your tagline? Thought I’d kick it old school for ya.
Do I get extra points for integrating your school photo into yet another post????
Yeeeeeesss! Thanks, Rachel….that made my day. Is it my birthday too?
I’ve decided I
No longer need memory,
I will just use you.
Jules, you are getting so good at these haikus. Well done. I’m sure counting syllables will have some good effect on your brain power/memory, kind of like sudoku.
Angie, my dream is to acquire an original of your kindergarten photo.
I was much too drunk,
To talk to you yesterday.
I may still be drunk.
Happy birthday, Jules!
May your birthday be rockin’
I love Uncle Jesse.
Uncle Jesse rules,
And offers lots of lovin’,
Just watch the hair, huh?
What a great idea
Haiku’s about bacon and chipmunks
Has enhanced my day
Happy Birthday Jules!
Best idea ever.
You’ve made it even best-er,
Happy day INDEED.
Happy bday Jules..That’s an awesome gift to Jules:)
Thank you so much! I couldn’t agree more! Three cheers for Rache (and by ‘cheers’ I mean ‘with booze’)!!!
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